Monthly Archives: June 2015

2015-08-13: Rural Community Development Initiative

Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-RD-HCFP-RCDI-2015
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Agriculture | Community Development
Eligible Applicants State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district governments | Independent school districts | Public and State controlled institutions of higher education | Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) | Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities | Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Private institutions of higher education | For profit organizations other than small businesses | Small businesses
Agency Name: USDA-RHS
Closing Date: 2015-08-13
Award Ceiling: $250,000
Expected Number of Awards: 50
Description: Qualified private, nonprofit and public including tribal intermediary organizations proposing to carry out financial and technical assistance programs will be eligible to receive the funding. The Intermediary will be required to provide matching funds in an amount at least equal to the RCDI grant. The respective minimum and maximum grant amount per Intermediary is $50,000 and $250,000. The Intermediary must provide a program of financial and technical assistance to recipients to develop their capacity and ability to undertake projects related to housing, community facilities, or community and economic development that will support the community.
Link: www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?opp…

2015-08-12: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations

Funding Opportunity Number: 20150812-GE
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Humanities (see "Cultural Affairs" in CFDA)
Eligible Applicants State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district governments | Public and State controlled institutions of higher education | Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) | Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Private institutions of higher education
Agency Name: NEH
Closing Date: 2015-08-12
Award Ceiling: $1,000,000
Description: This grant program supports projects for general audiences that encourage active engagement with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. Many different formats are supported, including permanent and traveling exhibitions, book or film discussion programs, historic site or district interpretations, living history presentations, and other face-to-face programs in public venues. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship in disciplines such as history, art history, film studies, literature, religious studies, philosophy, or anthropology. Projects must also demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical (rather than celebratory). The approach to the subject matter must go beyond the mere presentation of factual information to explore its larger significance and stimulate critical thinking. NEH is a national funding agency, so the projects we support must demonstrate the potential to attract a broad, general audience. We welcome humanities projects tailored to particular groups, such as families, youth (including K-12 students), teachers, seniors, at-risk communities, and veterans, but they should also strive to cultivate a more inclusive public audience. Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations grants provide support for museums, libraries, historic places, and other organizations that produce public programs in the humanities. NEH encourages projects that explore humanities ideas through multiple formats. Proposed projects might include complementary components that deepen an audience's understanding of a subject: for example, a museum exhibition might be accompanied by a website, mobile app, or discussion programs. Planning grants are used to refine the content, format, and interpretive approach of a humanities project; develop the project's preliminary design; test project components; and conduct audience evaluation. Implementation grants are for projects in the final stages of preparation to "go live" before the public. Grants support final scholarly research and consultation, design development, production, and installation of a project for presentation to the public.
Link: www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?opp…

2015-08-10: Coordinating Center for Transition Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities into Higher Education (TPSID): ModelComprehensive Transition and Postsecondary

2015-08-10: Coordinating Center for Transition Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities into Higher Education (TPSID): ModelComprehensive Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities CFDA Number 84.407B
Funding Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-062615-002
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Education
Eligible Applicants Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Agency Name: ED
Closing Date: 2015-08-10
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: •Note: Each funding opportunity description is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register application notice. For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice. The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: www.access.gpo.gov/nara/index.html. Purpose of Program: The purpose of this program is to support a national coordinating center (Coordinating Center) charged with conducting and disseminating research on strategies to promote positive academic, social, employment, and independent living outcomes for students with intellectual disabilities. Applications for grants under the TPSID Coordinating Center Program,
Link: www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?opp…

2015-08-10: Grants to Support the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Health Services Research Grant Program

Funding Opportunity Number: CMS-1I0-15-001
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Eligible Applicants Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Agency Name: HHS-CMS
Closing Date: 2015-08-10
Award Ceiling: $215,000
Description: The Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing the availability of funds under this grant program to assist Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in conducting health services and health disparities research for 2015. The purpose of the grant program is to support researchers in implementing health services research activities to meet the needs of diverse CMS beneficiary populations. The goals of the grant program are to: 1) encourage HBCU health services researchers to pursue research issues which impact the Medicare, Medicaid, and Children Health Insurance Programs (CHIP); 2) assist CMS in implementing its mission focusing on health care quality and improvement for its beneficiaries; 3) assist HBCU researchers by supporting extramural research in health care capacity development activities for the African American communities; 4) increase the pool of HBCU researchers capable of implementing the research, demonstration, and evaluation activities of CMS; 5) promote research that will be aimed at developing a better understanding of health care services pertaining to African Americans; and 6) assist in fostering inter-university communication and collaboration regarding African American health disparity issues.
Link: www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?opp…

2015-08-03: National Center for Information and Technical Support for Postsecondary Students with Disabilities

2015-08-03: The Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): National Center for Information and Technical Support for Postsecondary Students with Disabilities CFDA Number 84.116D2015-08-03: The Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): National Center for Information and Technical Support for Postsecondary Students with Disabilities CFDA Number 84.116D
Funding Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-061915-001
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Education
Eligible Applicants Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Agency Name: ED
Closing Date: 2015-08-03
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: •Note: Each funding opportunity description is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register application notice. For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice. The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access Purpose of Program: The purpose of this program is to support a National Center for Information and Technical Support for Postsecondary Students with Disabilities (the Center) to provide technical assistance and information on best and promising practices for students with disabilities as they transition to or attend postsecondary education. Institutions of higher education, as well as elementary and secondary schools, have legal obligations under two civil rights laws prohibiting disability discrimination, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) (42 U.S.C. 12101-12213).at: www.access.gpo.gov/nara/index.html. Applications for grants under the Center program,
Link: www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?opp…